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Pour Down Like Silver

Richard & Linda Thompson: Pour Down Like Silver (Island IMCD 306)

Pour Down Like Silver
Richard & Linda Thompson

Island Records ILPS 9348 (LP, UK, November 1975)
Hannibal Records HNCD 4404 (CD, UK, 1988)
Island Records IMCD 306 (CD, UK, April 2004)

Produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood;
Recorded at Warlock Studios, London;
Engineered by John Wood

Musicians

Richard Thompson, vocals, guitar;
Linda Thompson, vocals;
Pat Donaldson, bass;
Dave Pegg, bass [1, 2, 7];
Timmy Donald, drums;
Dave Mattacks, drums [1, 2, 7];
John Kirkpatrick, button accordion, Anglo concertina;
Nic Jones, fiddle [2, 5, …];
Aly Bain, fiddle [2, 5, …];
Henry Lowther, trumpet;
Ian Whiteman, concert flute, shakuhachi

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Streets of Paradise (4.17)
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong (4.43)
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away (3.33)
  4. Night Comes In (8.11)
  1. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair (2.47)
  2. Beat the Retreat (5.50)
  3. Hard Luck Stories (3.49)
  4. Dimming of the Day / Dargai (7.16)
2004 CD Bonus Tracks
  1. Streets of Paradise (3.55)
    recorded live at The Roundhouse 1975; previously unreleased
  2. Night Comes In (12.20)
    recorded live in Oxford in November 1975; from (guitar, vocal)
  3. Dark End of the Street (4.12)
    recorded live at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 1975; from (guitar, vocal)
  4. Beat the Retreat (6.23)
    recorded live at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 1975; previously unreleased

All songs written by Richard Thompson except
Track 8b James Scott Skinner;
Track 11 Chips Moman, Dan Penn